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  • 18th May 2010
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We Support Read International!

Big Yellow Self Storage has been happy to give a helping hand to Read International, a fantastic charity and the UK’s one-stop-shop for book donations. They have crafted a hugely inspiring network of students who volunteer at 45 universities across Britain accepting any disused books from anyone and everyone and then ship these to Tanzania and Uganda. These much needed donations give kids in these countries the chance to benefit from books that their schools could never usually afford. Over 564,000 books have been shipped to date, a great success for them! Because they’re so successful in their donation drives that they acquire a large amount of books before they’re all ready for shipping without having the facilities to store them all. This is where we have been able to help with the cause as we’ve donated space where Read […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage Box-Man University Tour

The Big Yellow Self Storage Box-Man has just returned home from his 2010 UK university tour for a well earned rest. Box-Man and his team took to campuses across the country telling students all about the benefits of storing with Big Yellow this summer and its great 25% off storage offer which is available from bigyellow.co.uk/students They’ve been travelling up and down the country visiting universities in Sheffield, Durham and Nottingham Trent to name a few. To celebrate the offer as a special treat, team Big Yellow is giving away a brand new Apple iPad. If that wasn’t enough, a Big Yellow Internship is up for grabs – a fantastic opportunity for any web savvy students! Fancy getting involved? Test out your skills crafting a pun, which can be hotly topical but must include the words “Big” and “Yellow” by […]

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Big Yellow Edinburgh Sponsors Heriot Watt Motorsports Society

Big Yellow Edinburgh Sponsors Heriot Watt Motorsports Society

The Heriot Watt University Motorsports society is the sole Scottish team in the British Universities Karting championships and has been competing throughout the country. They have only been racing since October 2009 and are unable to gain affiliation to the University Sports Union. The team has raced to success on the track in their first year as sponsorship from the Edinburgh branch of Big Yellow Self Storage has enabled them to attend race meets and raise their profile among the 4,500 students at Heriot Watt University. The team has had success off the track as well. They picked up Best New Society and Best New President at the University Oscars in part for a finding sponsorship deal with Big Yellow. The racers came in to do an official photo shoot at Big Yellow Edinburgh with ‘The Big Yellow Stig’ making […]

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Quiz Night Sponsored by Armadillo Dundee Raises £2,020

Quiz Night Sponsored by Armadillo Dundee Raises £2,020

To support the Cash For Kids charity, a quiz night sponsored by Armadillo Self Storage Dundee raised over £2,000 for a great cause. Over 200 people and 40 teams went head-to-head in the annual competition at Fairmuir Social Club with Bowman’s Golden Girls being awarded the trophy for the winning team. The Cash For Kids charity has been established to support thousands of children across the region who suffer abuse or neglect, are disabled and have special needs or simply need a little extra care or guidance. Every single penny that they raise is changing lives for the better and provides a helping hand to youngsters when and where they need it most. Our own Derek Smith from Armadillo Self Storage Dundee presented a cheque for £2,020 to Tay FM’s Stewart Webster which has been awarded to Cash For Kids.

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Big Yellow Self Storage Birmingham Helping Haiti

Big Yellow Self Storage Birmingham Helping Haiti

The Big Yellow Self Storage team in Birmingham have been giving up their time and processing donations for the Haiti Appeal after the tragic earthquake in January. Among the items donated were clothes, food and blankets for the thousands that have been left injured and homeless. Head honcho Rose helped co-ordinate the appeal with the help of Central Removals who did local donation pick-ups from schools for free. A big thank you to the staff and children of South Leeds High School, who drove many miles to help. Big Yellow Self Storage would like to thank everyone involved who donated their time and effort into supporting this appeal.

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  • 23rd April 2010
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Big Yellow Self Storage Edinburgh’s Newest Recruit

Big Yellow Self Storage Edinburgh’s Newest Recruit

We are proud to welcome the newest recruit to our Edinburgh branch, Vixen the hawk, who has become the head of our newly formed anti-seagull department. The position became available as we’re located on an airport flight path and we have to stop our feathered friends from nesting on our roof! We attract between 50-60 birds to our lovely building which can cause a safety hazard to aeroplanes in flight, as well as the well-being of the birds themselves. Vixen, who is a bird of prey, flies over our roof and scares the gulls away – he’s like our own burly bouncer! Our Edinburgh team have even been trying their hand at falconry, but we think we’ll leave it to the pros.

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Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Lends St. Luke’s Hospice A Hand

Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Lends St. Luke’s Hospice A Hand

Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Parkway was delighted to aid St. Luke’s Hospice with their storage needs recently. Every day, St. Luke’s offers excellent specialist care to its patients. Staffing at the hospice has become vitally important to the patients and their families as without the excellent individual care that they provide, St. Luke’s wouldn’t be so unique and valuable. We’ve donated storage space worth £2,000 to a very deserving cause which has been providing care to thousands of seriously ill people within their community since 1971. St. Luke’s we salute you! Visit Friends of St Luke’s for further information on volunteering, fundraising or making a donation to this amazing charity!

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On Your Bike, The Self Storage Gurus Are Off To Brighton!

On Your Bike, The Self Storage Gurus Are Off To Brighton!

50 staff nationwide from Armadillo Self Storage and Big Yellow Self Storage stores will be setting off to rampage down to the sunny Brighton seafront. No, we’re not off on a beach holiday. Jimmy Gibson (our CEO) and the aptly named ‘The Big Yellow Armadillos’ cycling team will be donning helmets and tackling the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday 24th June raising funds for Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation. What’s happening on the day? It’s a 08:30am start from the Balham store on Sunday 24th June and then a short cycle over to the starting line at Clapham Common where the team will set off on the 54 mile cycle ride south to the finish line on Madeira Drive in a sea of yellow jerseys! We’ll be arriving at around 14:30 / 15:30 at the […]

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  • 1st April 2010
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Introducing Check in online – another first for Big Yellow Self Storage!

Introducing Check in online – another first for Big Yellow Self Storage!

Our customers have busy lifestyles – that’s why we’re constantly evolving our service to make your experience as efficient as possible. We’re extremely proud to launch a completely new and unique service to help our new customers save time: Check in online. With Check in online, we streamline the process of getting ready to move your items into our storage rooms, by offering you the ability to complete everything online. What’s it all about? • Our Check in online system helps you enter all your details before you move in, thereby saving you time when you arrive at Big Yellow • Don’t worry if you don’t have all the information to hand – you can save and come back to the page as many times as you want before you move in. • Our system helps you plan your self […]

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  • 23rd March 2010
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Cash for Kids charity quiz night in Dundee sponsored by Armadillo Self Storage

Cash for Kids charity quiz night in Dundee sponsored by Armadillo Self Storage

Cash for Kids is a Dundee-based charity we’ve supported for some time, providing self storage space at our local Armadillo site for hundreds of toys over the Christmas period last year. So when the chance came up to sponsor their annual fundraising quiz night, we signed up straight away. The event takes place tonight, at the at the Fairmuir Social Club and places are limited, so if you fancy yourself as a bit of a mastermind, contact the team on 01382 200 800 to get involved.

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